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dc.contributor.advisorBroadie, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorAbraham, David
dc.coverage.spatial141en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-15T15:51:32Z
dc.date.available2011-06-15T15:51:32Z
dc.date.issued2011-06-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/1863
dc.description.abstractThe Euthyphro portrays Plato’s mentor, Socrates, asking the question, “what is piety”? In the Apology Socrates defends himself from charges of impiety and suggests an answer to this question. Plato amplifies this answer in the Republic and the Laws. As he refines his understanding of piety, he criticizes traditional understanding of divinity. In the Republic he argues that the traditional divinities are morally inadequate; in the Laws he argues that they are theologically inadequate. The philosophic work Plato accomplishes in these dialogues, as well as the Timaeus, suggests a definitive answer to the Euthyphro’s question. Ultimately, this answer requires further analysis. An appendix is amended to the back of this essay with a collection of all the formal arguments and stipulated definitions referred to in the body of the text.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectPlatoen_US
dc.subjectPietyen_US
dc.subjectRational theologyen_US
dc.subjectPlato's godsen_US
dc.subjectGreek godsen_US
dc.subjectGreek religionen_US
dc.subjectThe Lawsen_US
dc.subjectThe Timaeusen_US
dc.subjectThe Euthyphroen_US
dc.subjectThe Republicen_US
dc.subject.lccB398.R4A3
dc.subject.lcshPlato--Religionen_US
dc.subject.lcshPietyen_US
dc.subject.lcshReligion--Greeceen_US
dc.subject.lcshGods, Greeken_US
dc.subject.lcshPlato. Laws--Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshPlato. Timaeus--Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshPlato. Euthyphro--Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshPlato. Republic--Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.titlePlato's understanding of pietyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhil Master of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US


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